Product Documentation

Generating a Server Test Certificate

Aug 20, 2013

The NetScaler appliance allows you to create a test certificate for server authentication by using a GUI wizard in the configuration utility. A server certificate is used to authenticate and identify a server in an SSL handshake. A server certificate is generally issued by a trusted CA and is sent out by the server to a client who uses it to authenticate the server.

For issuing a server test certificate, the appliance operates as a CA. This certificate can be bound to an SSL virtual server for authentication in an SSL handshake with a client. This certificate is for testing purposes only. It should not be used in a production environment.

You can install the server test certificate on any virtual server that uses the SSL or the SSL_TCP protocol.

To generate a server test certificate by using the configuration utility

Navigate to Traffic Management > SSL and, in the SSL Certificates group, select Create and Install a Server Test Certificate.